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Halifax Affordable Housing Conference

Housing and Homelessness Partnership Monday, 21 November 2016 at 9:00 AM – Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 1:00 PM (AST) Halifax, NS Join the Housing and Homelessness Partnership on November 21st and November 22nd to celebrate National Housing Day. The Housing and Homelessness Partnership invites you to a conference with a focus on down-to-earth best practices by which you can improve your housing stock, build your capacity as service providers, property owners and managers. Building a stronger non-profit and affordable housing sector means working and learning together. As service providers, and owners and managers of affordable housing you encounter tough…

Compost Matters Survey – Your Input is Needed!

Hello, IPOANS Members,                                                         November 10, 206 Halifax Waste Management Resources have invited IPOANS membership to participate in their Compost Matters survey. Compost Matters The City of Halifax is seeking input from IPOANS members on what attributes they feel are important when considering compost processing systems and operations. Information collected will help guide Halifax Waste Management Resources staff in the formation of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in which industry will submit proposals to provide solutions to Halifax region’s organics management. To participate go to http://shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/compost-matters to complete a brief survey. Before starting the survey, we suggest you read background information on each question, which can…

Geothermal heating could be viable for Halifax

  ROGER TAYLORBUSINESS COLUMNIST rtaylor@herald.ca @CH-RogerTaylor The Chronicle Herald – October 28, 2015 Edition Geothermal heating systems aren’t very popular, mainly because of the cost of installation, but a recent study suggests Nova Scotia might be one place where they could make sense. Researchers at the Universite du Quebec and Dalhousie University calculated the cost of installing a geothermal heating system in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, and how long it would take to recover the expense. The cost of home heating using oil or other fuels is typically higher in Halifax than in the other cities studied. Therefore, it…

NEWS FROM HALIFAX CITY HALL

City facing crisis as affordable housing supply shrinks BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL bbundale@herald.ca @bbundale The Chronicle Herald – October 28, 2015 Edition Halifax is facing a housing crisis as the city’s affordable housing stock dwindles, regional councillors say. A benchmark study on the state of housing in the municipality was discussed at regional council Tuesday. The study painted a grim portrait of housing affordability in Halifax, noting that one-quarter of households are spending 30 per cent or more of their paycheques on housing. ‟Morally, we have to pay attention,” Coun. Steve Craig (Lower Sackville) told council. ‟If you’re spending…